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Splatoon 3 Tops the Japanese Charts, Switch Sales Explode

Splatoon 3 Tops the Japanese Charts, Switch Sales Explode - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 September 2022 / 4,685 Views

Splatoon 3 (NS) has debuted in first place on the retail charts in Japan with sales of 1,934,680 units, according to Famitsu for the week ending September 11, 2022. 

Alice Gear Aigis CS: Concerto of Simulatrix (NS) debuted in ninth place with sales of 5,538 units.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS) is up one spot to second place with sales of 12,605 units. Minecraft (NS) is in third place with sales of 9,331 units.

Nintendo Switch Sports (NS) is in fourth place with sales of 9,071 units. Ring Fit Adventure (NS) is in fifth place with sales of 7,900 units.

Earth Defense Force 6 (PS4) is the one non-Switch game in the top 10. It came in sixth place with sales of 7,806 units.

Nine of the top 10 games are for the Nintendo Switch, and one is for the PlayStation 4.

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with 182,876 units sold. The PlayStation 5 sold 2,864 units, the Xbox Series X|S sold 459 units, the 3DS sold 74 units, and the PlayStation 4 sold 11 units.

Here is the complete top 10:

    1. [NSW] Splatoon 3 (Nintendo, 09/09/22) – 1,934,680 (New)
    2. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 12,605 (4,827,754)
    3. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,331 (2,786,049)
    4. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo, 04/29/22) – 9,071 (724,712)
    5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 7,900 (3,271,715)
    6. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 6 (D3 Publisher, 08/26/22) – 7,806 (91,183)
    7. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo, 03/25/22) – 7,115 (883,907)
    8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 5,866 (4,971,812)
    9. [NSW] Alice Gear Aigis CS: Concerto of Simulatrix (MAGES., 09/08/22) – 5,538 (New)
    10. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Set (Capcom, 06/30/22) – 4,927 (265,714)

    Here is the hardware breakdown (followed by lifetime sales):

    1. Switch OLED Model – 148,377 (2,525,961)
    2. Switch – 27,859 (18,666,760)
    3. Switch Lite – 6,640 (4,886,242)
    4. PlayStation 5 – 2,227 (1,649,691)
    5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 637 (264,810)
    6. Xbox Series S – 284 (165,246)
    7. Xbox Series X – 175 (158,925)
    8. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 74 (1,188,680)
    9. PlayStation 4 – 11 (7,819,860)

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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    9 Comments
    Salnax (on 15 September 2022)

    WOOMY

    • +2
    INCITATUSBR (on 15 September 2022)

    wondering... can 'Bayonetta 3' do better next month? '-

    • +1
    Kakadu18 INCITATUSBR (on 15 September 2022)

    Better than what?
    I think it could open with over 100k.

    • +2
    Wally_Mc INCITATUSBR (on 15 September 2022)

    Spoiler alert. No

    • +2
    Shatts INCITATUSBR (on 15 September 2022)

    No Bayonetta 3 would sell 100k if they're lucky not even remotely close to Splatoon level unfortunately

    • +1
    Mars2001 (on 15 September 2022)

    Zero numbers again for ps5 and xbox

    • +1
    Ninten78 (on 16 September 2022)

    Nintendo Switch is unstoppable

    • 0
    zakr1995 (on 15 September 2022)

    Wait, what happen to the xbox and playstation sales for this week? seems weird for both of them to have extremely limited stock in one week?

    • 0
    Shatts zakr1995 (on 17 September 2022)

    Perhaps retailers replaced them with switches to prepare for the huge Splatoon launch as space is limited. They probably were expecting a huge sale for the Switch since Splatoon is a huge franchise there.

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